2001 impala Aftermarket Stereo - Page 2 - Chevy Impala Forums
Audio, Video, and Electronics All audio, video, alarms, and all other electronics.

User Tag List

 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #16 of (permalink) Old 12-15-2016, 11:58 PM
Senior Member
 
Revo2Maxx2016's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Northwest USA
Posts: 539
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 73 Post(s)
Thanks: 5
Thanked 88 Times in 87 Posts
Glad the GMRC-01 worked for you. IF you are gonig to use the Pioneer Amp to power your door speakers there is a couple of things that you could do. Or if you are talking about using the Pioneer Amp to power some Subs or other speakers not already in the car...

One if you are going to use say a 4 Ch Amp and want to power your speakers in the car. You could make that connection at the trunk and disconnect the wires from the Factory Amp to send the power to the speakers from the new amp... Blue wire could stay at the Harness side would just need to get the wire from the trunk area for new amp.

Two if you want to power the speakers with a new amp and want to add new wire to the speaker locations and have all new wiring for your Auto System (What I do) Then you would disconnect the blue wire from the OEM Amp and also wouldn't need the Grey, white, green and purple wires on your wire harness connected either.. Run the RCA's from the Radio to the new amp and run blue wire from radio to amp.

Powering a Sub or Subs, Then you would want to use the Blue wire to Remote both your OEM amp and the new Pioneer amp, So would make a Y connection from the blue wire on the deck, one going to the wiring harness and one going to the new amp.. If your New head unit has 3 sets then use the Sub set for your subs, If only 2 sets then I would use the Rear set for your subs. If only 1 then you only have one choice without using a LOC...

What people don't understand when they buy a head unit if going to do a Multi Amp setup or even why 3 sets of RCA are smart. One and the main reason is unless you are going to have a Processor. The Sub RCA is good because if you want to fade from front to back or back to front the control to the Subs don't change. However if you have it say going to the rear set of RCA's, If you fade your radio to the front you would loose the subs as well. With 3 Sets you would be able to have control on all 3 sets. Also in some cases you could even control how much is going to the sub output from the head unit kind of like a fader but is a Sub Volume control.

James

It isn't what you Drive that matters, It is how you drive it.

James
Revo2Maxx2016 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #17 of (permalink) Old 12-18-2016, 01:57 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Joeboxer1130's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks so much, you were a great help. Final question: What is the amp bypass for?
Joeboxer1130 is offline  
post #18 of (permalink) Old 12-18-2016, 10:40 AM
Senior Member
 
Revo2Maxx2016's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Northwest USA
Posts: 539
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 73 Post(s)
Thanks: 5
Thanked 88 Times in 87 Posts
AMP Bypass has a few reasons to be done... In 00 and 01 they make a Bypass. (Metra 70-2021) iN the 02-05 a person has to make their own... Most times I buy a bypass from a different car, Cut Harness off the pins and wires and use them to make one. It makes it for a good connection where one that someone makes with speaker wires could have shorts if not careful..

Main reason for this? In some cases GM and others have speed controls in place that turns the amp up or down. Also there is something built in some of the amps that makes it hard to get a good sound from the speakers as it limits the power it drives to the speakers... Main reason for this is to lower the ability to destroy factory speakers.

In some cases an Aftermarket Headunit has more power then the Factory AMP. So a Bypass will allow full power to the speakers without the safety provisions in place. Also a Bypass could be bought and used so a person that wants to sell the car later can install factory things when they are ready to. Being able to keep the hardware they bought for the car. Bypass for 00 and 01 can make it easier for install of a LOC if a person wanted to use factory head unit but aftermarket amp... Keeping the look of factory but ability to have MUCH BETTER higher power speakers in the car and a amp that can power them well enough.

James

It isn't what you Drive that matters, It is how you drive it.

James
Revo2Maxx2016 is online now  
 
post #19 of (permalink) Old 12-19-2016, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Joeboxer1130's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks much, you've been a great help.
Revo2Maxx2016 likes this.
Joeboxer1130 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chevy Impala Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aftermarket stereo questions! lonniejr Audio, Video, and Electronics 6 06-17-2014 09:19 AM
Aftermarket stereo first timer. nkeaney11 Audio, Video, and Electronics 0 02-17-2014 04:12 AM
AfterMarket Stereo JMotorsports Chevy Impala 7th Gen Discussion 5 01-21-2013 10:58 AM
How do you replace 2004 Chevy Impala factory stereo with a aftermarket stereo? Stephen B Audio, Video, and Electronics 16 05-28-2011 08:35 AM
Installing aftermarket Stereo bigfish12 Chevy Impala 8th Gen Discussion 5 03-12-2010 01:25 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome